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3226  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Fundraiser ONE-A-DAY Planning Calendar, Please Volunteer on: March 06, 2011, 10:08:43 AM
I've got an app to release for the 8th.
3227  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Popping Downloads - iframe or meta refresh? on: March 05, 2011, 12:58:46 PM
Alternate line of thought:

Actually the problem with sites like CNet is the whole thing is a download page. But if you are planning something fairly small (e.g. less than a bazillion downloads) You could just route folks to a single download page that had a list of straight links and an ad or two displayed on said (single collective DL) page ... The end result should actually be about the same (display rate wise).
3228  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Popping Downloads - iframe or meta refresh? on: March 05, 2011, 12:51:37 PM
What about an unbuffered (allowing it to run in "spurts") server side script? Download "link" connects to page that displays Ad for X seconds, and then redirects directly to target file.
3229  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are *you* Computer Literate? on: March 05, 2011, 12:44:17 PM
Hm... No.

USB was created to allow the average user to daisy-chain over 100 devices into a single port allowing them to all malfunction simultaneously.
3230  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Popping Downloads - iframe or meta refresh? on: March 04, 2011, 06:47:24 PM
I hear ya man.

But iFrames are just such a kludge I tend to avoid them reflexively. Is there anyway of doing plain links with an ad? Download page with a banner type of affair perhaps? That way the ad shows even if they don't "commit", and if they do commit, they aren't bothered.

Just a thought - I like have your cake and eat it too type solutions.  cheesy
3231  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 04, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
But seriously... There's no end to just how surprisingly stupid some people can be. The only truly sad thing is that there are other idiots out there trying to keep them in the gene pool~!

That's why I tossed in the second part as a qualifier... Wink

I saw the real-time hack that Anonymous did during the WBC interview and almost pissed myself laughing ... That was truly a beautiful thing to watch (hatred fall down go boom (hehehe)).
3232  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Popping Downloads - iframe or meta refresh? on: March 04, 2011, 05:51:32 PM
Yes... There is a specific reason... "Freedom factories" (ads).
Gee Wizz, when you put it that way shoving my pecker in a meat grinder sounds like a swell idea...

...But if it must be done, as worstje said an ordinary meta refresh (not the script encrusted looping nightmare variety) would be the lessor evil.
3233  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 04, 2011, 05:09:40 PM
You can bet your ass there is a lawyer behind it. Because (in reality) nobody is really that dumb ... But if the obvious can be muddied a bit in court...

Anybody dense enough to actually be confused by those instructions, would probably best serve the human race as a Darwin Award recipient.
3234  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 04, 2011, 02:10:52 PM
So, in future, I'll go for a few bottles of each beverage. That should fix it!
drinksmiley Grin Grin Grin

Damn Straight! I'll sign-up for the Save-the-Marbles Drinking Competition (Er...) "Therapy" too!
3235  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Re: 2011 status report on: March 04, 2011, 02:05:13 PM
I'm considering whether I should just use Google's protobuf, but on the other hand one of the main selling points of fSekrit is compact size.
Stay with C++ - Small and fast is (worth it) good! - Misery loves company...
3236  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In Western societies, how can a man have a hyphenated name? (and why!) on: March 04, 2011, 01:05:35 PM
so now she's officially "Cathy Cen Yu Wuestefeld".

Hay, now that's clever!
3237  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are *you* Computer Literate? on: March 04, 2011, 12:55:07 PM
lol greenclp lol Thmbsup lol greenclp lol
3238  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Popping Downloads - iframe or meta refresh? on: March 04, 2011, 07:22:46 AM
combined with the usual 'if it does not download in a moment, use this link' thing.
Is there a specific reason for not just starting with a plain link in the first place? This has always drove me nutz, because I'm forever having to hit the "This Link" link while wondering why the hell they didn't just start with something that works. ...Fixing things with damage perhaps?
3239  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Shortcomings of DC and How to Improve on: March 04, 2011, 07:13:57 AM
Given the tendency of search engines to shred a site looking for your particular set of key words, I doubt I ever hit the main page of a site more than 10% of the time.
3240  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 03, 2011, 04:32:35 PM
We'll never get people to stop ticking boxes, mashing buttons, and clicking through hyperlinks with that attitude.

Is mousing around still OK?
That...Depends on who you're with...
3241  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 03, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
So who wants to do a proper computing grammar tutorial?

That ain't nuffink as wot I could do  Sad

We'll never get people to stop ticking boxes, mashing buttons, and clicking through hyperlinks with that attitude.
3242  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 03, 2011, 03:11:38 PM
So who wants to do a proper computing grammar tutorial?
3243  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows7 user administration question on: March 03, 2011, 01:52:21 PM
Everytime I save, create files or folders it is created with "administrators" owner.

(...Create the file) Where? If it is in your My Documents folder then that could be a bit odd. On the other hand, if it's on the root of C: then that (ain't just yours...) would track with letting other/all administrators have full access/control of it.
3244  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Shortcomings of DC and How to Improve on: March 03, 2011, 07:10:35 AM
Let's see app, how much can you sell a Toyota Camry 2000 in 2010, same config?

Who cares? They're disposable crap cars. Now what would a completely original 65 Mustang fastback, 53 Corvette split window, or a 57 Chevy sell for these days?!? (hehe)

Some "Classics" actually do stand the test of time. Because (they actually have substance) their value isn't based on their scrap weight. We're not exactly trying to compete with the fashion tragic FaceBook crowd here now are we?

This grandstanding carrot-on-a-stick game is childish. If you really have so many grand ideas, then share a few. So they can be viewed on their own merit. Nobody really saw a problem with the Conestoga wagon trains...until they saw the new trains being pulled by a steam locomotive. Show us that kind of leap (which you purport to have - If you are only bowed to...).

...Then (and only then), if the idea is shot down, you will have fair reason to bitch (IMO).
3245  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Serial Key Storage for Windows on: March 03, 2011, 06:53:51 AM
Does fSekrit work on Windows 7?

Yes! All editions.
3246  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: March 02, 2011, 05:52:02 PM
I'm curious about one thing in the original post - what's the problem with "mass nouns"?

It's a matter of proper jargon and using the correct term. It would be like calling a hard drive a "stiff drive".

Okay, I did have to google the term to find out what it was ... But that don't sound like it:

Quote from: short answer
For example, the same set of chairs can be referred to as "seven chairs" and as "furniture"; though both chair and furniture are referring to the same thing, the former is a count noun and the latter a mass noun.

...Either way I have heard the news folk screw it up.
3247  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Browser startup times on: March 02, 2011, 05:04:29 PM
Internet Explorer 9 RC:
OS: Windows 7 x64

C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe - 10 executions
0.1557
0.0153
0.0152
0.0152
0.0153
0.0153
0.0153
0.0152
0.0155
0.0163

*Shrug* Werkz 4 Me... Wink
3248  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Shortcomings of DC and How to Improve on: February 28, 2011, 07:02:37 AM
Ouch you guys really have no idea... 'nuff said. best of luck. cheers.

Which is both true and precisely the point everyone has been trying to make. We have no idea what is actually on your mind...because you won't just say it. You've made your stand, and drawn a crowd, but only fain at substantive "solutions".

If you truly have an idea, simply say "...and here's my idea [insert idea]". Playing this AA style first-you-must-admit-there's-a-problem game isn't really helping anyone ... Now is it?
3249  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: February 27, 2011, 11:49:30 AM
As I understand, Surface is still thousands of dollars. It will be a little while before that technology is affordable for the mass market.

The thousands of dollars part was only for the infrared camera (in the base to watch for fingers), and the commercial (restaurant) quality heavy Plexiglas tabletop for the UI. The software was fairly basic and the computer used for all the back-when demos was a bog standard off-the-shelf machine.

With the touch screens available today, all MS really needs to launch it is an OS designed around it and an updated marketing plan.
3250  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 SP1 released on: February 27, 2011, 11:42:33 AM
Okay, running with Win7 x64 SP1 now on the home dev machine. Haven't done much (just logged in after reboot), but it went surprisingly quick (5-10min) and still runs...
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